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Date of Issue: December 28, 2006

Islander Calender

Saturday, Dec. 30

8:30 a.m. - Kiwanis Club breakfast meeting with guest speaker Jeff Ashbury presenting “Island History” at Cafe on the Beach, Manatee Public Beach, 4700 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.

10 a.m. to noon - Barbara Orear demonstrates the use of vibrant color in watercolor at the Island Gallery West, 5368 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 792-7039.

Tuesday, Jan. 2

10 a.m. - Family story hour at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-6341.

10 a.m. to noon - Manga and Japanese Pop Culture presentations for teens at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-6341.

Noon - Rotary Club of Anna Maria Island presents red tide research with Dwight Davis of Mote Marine Laboratory at the BeachHouse Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach. Information: 350-4326.

Wednesday, Jan. 3

7 to 8 a.m. - Pier Regulars meeting at the Anna Maria City Pier, 100 S. Bay Blvd., Anna Maria. Information: 778-7062.

6 to 7:30 p.m. - “Parenting with Love and Logic” with Anna Maria Island Community Center counselor Shirley Rohmberger at the School for Constructive Play, 305 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908. Fee applies.

Ongoing:

  • “Fishing in Paradise” art exhibit by Harvey Gaunt at the Arts Council Gallery, 926012th St. W., Bradenton, through Dec. 28. Information: 746-2223.
  • Photography exhibit of work by Paula Schoenwether at the Artists Guild Gallery, 5413 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, through Dec. 31. Information: 778-6694.
  • Old-fashioned holiday display at Belle Haven Cottage and Anna Maria Island Historical Museum, 402 Pine Ave., Anna Maria, through Dec. 31. Information: 778-0492.
  • Photography exhibit by John Bonser at Island Gallery West, 5368 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, through Dec. 31. Information: 792-1039.
  • “The Blue Briny: Mermaids & More” at the Village of the Arts, along 12th Avenue West, downtown Bradenton, through Jan. 6. Information: 747-0823.
  • Art by Peggy Potter at the Artists Guild Gallery, 5413 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, through Jan. 31.

Coming up:

  • Sew for Fun at Roser Memorial Community Church Jan. 4.
  • Bridge lessons at Anna Maria Island Community Center/St. Bernard Catholic Church Jan. 5.
  • Opening reception for Peggy Potter at the Artists’ Guild Gallery Jan. 5.
  • Food for Life presentation “Discovering Dairy Alternatives” at Anna Maria Island Community Center/St. Bernard Catholic Church Jan. 5.
  • American Legion Cancer Society Benefit Jan. 6.
  • “Write What You Feel, Feel What You Write” at Anna Maria Island Community Center/St. Bernard Catholic Church Jan. 8.
  • Internet class at the Island Branch Library Jan. 8.
  • “The Way of the Heart” resumes at St. Bernard Catholic Church Jan. 8.
  • “Iraq and Beyond: Can America Rule the World” at the Island Branch Library Jan. 9.

Save the Date:

  • Anna Maria Elementary School Dolphin Dash 5k Fun Run Jan. 20.
  • Anna Maria Island Community Chorus and Orchestra Young Artists Competition Jan. 20.
  • Anna Maria Island Rotary Club Casino Night Jan. 27.

 

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